EUROPEAN WOMEN MATCH RACING CHAMPIONSHIP
Saturday 23rd september saw the third round-robin completed and the beginning of semi-finals. As expected Claire LEROY (FRA) clearly lead the fleet with 16 victories on 18 possible. Second was Christelle PHILIPPE (FRA) with 11 wins tied with Sabrina GURIOLI (ITA). The fourth boat passing into semi-finals was Anne-Claire LE BERRE (FRA), the 2005 european champion. A soft but consistent sea breeze under a blue sky provided an excelent racing day with some very close and interesting matches.
Semi-finals (the first to win 2 points) were started on saturday. Claire LEROY selected to race against Sabrina GURIOLI, each of them winning one match. Same result in the second semi-final opposing Christelle PHILIPPE and Anne-Claire LE BERRE
Light winds dominated sunday racing. The deciding semi-final matches saw Sabrina Gurioli defeating Claire Leroy and Christelle Philippe winning against Anne-Claire Le Berre. It was an non-appealing victory for Sabrina Gurioli, 3-0 against Christelle Philippe, whilst in the petit finals Claire Leroy managed to get the third place by 2-1 in front of Le Berre.